That Holiday Glow: Great Gifts & Project Runway-Inspired Party Makeup By Mary Kay

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Have you noticed some seriously stunning faces strutting a certain catwalk Thursday nights on Lifetime? We have. As die-hard fans, we’re loving Mary Kay as the Official Beauty Sponsor of Project Runway Season 14. Far from just making it work, the legendary Dallas cosmetics company has upped the competition show’s makeup game with trend-driven products and techniques.



With the Runway fashion rivalry heating up in the second half of this season, we’re also looking to Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco for tips for the upcoming fall and holiday party season. Enter Vanessa Gonzales, Mary Kay Future Sales Director and friend of DFW Style Daily. Today, Vanessa guides us to a perfect prep, cheek pop, and more. Let’s get glowing!

First up, for perfect skin throughout the day, Vanessa loves Casco’s preparation combination of Replenishing Serum +C and Age-Fighting Moisturizer. Both are part of Mary Kay’s Timewise collection, and our inside source notes that the serum “leaves the skin feeling lifted and smooth.”



Next, in keeping with the Bronze Glow look recently featured on Project Runway, Vanessa loves new Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Spiced Poppy. The warm neutral palette includes a golden highlighter, and is suitable to any skin tone.



Finally, Casco completes his Bronze Glow face with a metallic eye, via Mary Kay’s Gold Coast and Amber Blaze shadows. This lit from within look is ideal for holiday parties. And speaking of the holidays, while we had Vanessa on the line, we polled the beauty pro for a few gifting recommendations.



For giving (and receiving), did you know that Mary Kay offers a range of products just for him? Vanessa loves the MKMen Shave Foam and Facial Hydrator for a special fella in your life. Look to the MKMen Face Bar as a great stocking stuffer.

When it comes to the ladies, whether friends, family, or coworkers, scented sets are Vanessa’s strategy. Limited Edition duos are beautifully boxed and ready to go. We’re eyeing the Cream & Sugar and Apple & Pear sets to re-stock the DFW Style Daily gift closet. Thanks for the tips, Vanessa!

For more information on Mary Kay’s Project Runway-featured products, holiday gifts, and more, click here to visit Vanessa’s personal website or email


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